Things your parents might actually tell you about what they watched on cable TV 30 years ago...
Nickelodeon in it's infancy...
The Disney Channel when it wasn't just obnoxious teenage crap!
The Nashville Network (before it adopted it's "Spike" status)
CBN Cable Network (now ABC Family)
Check at 6:30 for a promo featuring SuperBook and Honey Honey!
When Soviet TV had a break on The Discovery Channel
THE USA CARTOON EXPRESS!!!
When it used to stood for "Music Television"
When bands like Manowar and REM played on Nick's Livewire!
When HBO took all the DAMN time they needed...
and yet they still went off the air!
When all you had on else on the dial was text-based channels of limited appeal!
And probably one of the best kept achievements for it's time, a look at the QUBE system that was initiated in Columbus, OH
And... your odds & ends...